"Staying Still" is changing to "Ruin"
Above, we see I Ching hexagram #52 changing to hexagram #18 with just changing line.
In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the progression from #52 to #18.
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The first hexagram #52 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Mountain over another lower trigram of Mountain.
The successive completed hexagram, #18, deconstructs into an unchanged upper trigram of Mountain over a transformed lower trigram of Wind.
The starting hexagram #52:
The meaning of hexagram #52
This hexagram suggests finding stillness and peace amidst chaos and motion. The world is constantly in flux. But this hexagram is asking you to call into question the notion that there needs to be movement at all. Staying still in one's heart can be the ultimate destination. The wise person, who has found stillness of mind and heart, will experience no opposition at this time. This is an opportunity to meditate and gain new awareness. You will soon find that you are able to take a breather from the noise of your mind and your life. Out of deep inner stillness comes powerful action.
The changing lines between hexagram 52 and hexagram 18
Changing line #2
"Keeping Calves Still"- This line is a sign that there is not uniform stillness. It is as if you are tripping over yourself in your current situation. You're stopped, but you are not whole-heartedly stopped. Plunge straight into the center of being still! Seek nothing. This will bring your mind to rest.
The future hexagram #18:
The meaning of hexagram #18
Decay and destruction are indicated in this foreboding hexagram which literally means "Mountain above Wind". The cold winds have decended from the mountain and are destroying the crops below. What is being destroyed can be saved, but enormous efforts will be required. Only through dedication and tireless labor will what is cherished be kept safe. A time of scarcity is indicated. Time must not be wasted. To relax at this time is to ensure failure.
For more about hexagram #18, including changing lines for #18 visit the main hexagram #18 page.
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